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10-06-2004, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Graveytrain
I guess it comes down to what you feel is more important... i think the winger is more valuable, which is why i asked if Montoya was rated that much higher... maybe slats can see the future though, and the rules will change putting more emphasis on the goalkeeper
Given the choice between an elite goalie and an elite winger, I think that you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn't choose the goalie. For an example, look at Florida: they had Bure and a young Luongo, and it was Luongo who stole them wins more than Pavel.

On the other hand, if you think that Ladd will turn out to be an elite 1st-line winger and Montoya will become just another goalie, then you have a good point.

Either way, there's not much the Rangers could have done about Carolina picking Ladd 4th...

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